By Melanie Corral, Armando Fabela, and Andrea Juarez

With more than 600 million search results on the topic, COVID-19 has affected millions of families across the world mentally, physically, and financially.

COVID-19 has also affected the economy as more people continue to struggle to find jobs and companies continue to struggle to stay open.

Chicago’s workforce data:

Google Trends: Google searches for COVID-19 and unemployment from the start of the pandemic to now.

Back at the start of 2020 unemployment rates within Chicago were at low rates. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Data, at the start of March 2020, which was around the time we were placed under strict quarantine; the unemployment rate was…


How to still enjoy movies while staying safe

Google Image of ChiTown Futbol

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to sacrifice a lot of activities we had the freedom to do because of health and safety concerns. A popular activity was movie watching in theaters. Due to the pandemic, movie theaters were forced to shut down most of their establishments as even social distancing was not enough to encourage safe habits in the theaters. …


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In 2009, the VMAs were aired with many celebrities in attendance. The VMAs’ were what caught the attention of many people during the month of September. Celebrities in attendance were people such as Taylor Swift, Kanye West, and Beyonce Knowles.

A particular event that was talked about that night and for the rest of September was that of when Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech for the Best Female Video award. Kanye put Taylor Swift on the spot after publically announcing that he believed Beyonce deserved the award over her. …


Illinois governor Pat Quinn pushes to remove the MAP grant, which affects students who need aid for school, due to cutbacks and having to pay more in pension money.

Gov. Pat Quinn talks about MAP grants at DePaul University. (Photo/Bob Smith)

Editor’s note: This story was originally posted on Dec. 12, 2012 and is housed at RedLineProject.org

By Bob Smith

Gov. Pat Quinn visited DePaul University’s Loop campus on Wednesday to discuss how pension reform is harming the Monetary Award Program (MAP) college scholarships and access to higher education in Illinois.

“This is so important to our state, not only in the past, but certainly now and in the future,” Quinn said…

Melanie Corral

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